One of the best things about riding a motorcycle is being out in the open and really feeling the whole experience. One of the worst things about motorcycling is getting into an accident. The proper riding gear can help make your riding experience more enjoyable (by keeping you unaffected by the elements) and keep you safe when something happens. Riding gear is designed to do two things: protect you and make your ride comfortable. Without the correct riding gear, you're putting yourself in danger and probably not enjoying your ride as much as you could be.
Choosing riding gear isn't the easiest thing for a new rider. There's a lot of it out there. You need a helmet, riding jacket, riding boots, riding pants and some gloves. All of this gear has to make your ride more comfortable and protect you.
Why Protection is Important
At some point, you're probably going to have an accident. Hopefully, it's a small accident and nothing is damaged but your pride.
Good riding gear can help protect you from big accidents and potentially save your life, or it can simply keep you from burning your ankle on the exhaust pipe. Either way, it's worth it. Don't skimp when it comes to safety. You need to have the right gear on every time you get on the bike and in order to do that, you need to own that gear.
Why Comfort is Important
Comfort is important for obvious reasons. You shouldn't be uncomfortable. You need a jacket for when it rains or if its cold. Some people will tell you that you won't want to ride with the proper gear when it gets hot or that you don't need to. They're wrong. In fact, according to Wes Siler of Indefinitely Wild, the right vented jacket will actually keep you cooler when the temperature rises. In short, if you invest in the right gear, you'll be more comfortable and actually enjoy your ride more.